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so involve good alcoholics just tends to make them more alcoholic going to affect them and improves that we've rolled condition as greece struggles to cure a failing economy with a bailout we try to find out what are the billions of euros have been of any help. around the hundred prisoners who escaped during a prison riot have been weak captured in libya this as the son of the ousted leader moammar gadhafi still awaits trial but tripoli refusing to hand them over to the international criminal court. and private companies in the u.k. are accused of hiring rogue detectives to steal their clients' private data adding to the blanket surveillance concerns unleashed by recent snooping leaks.
thanks for joining in this hour it's noon here in the russian capital i'm lucy catherine and of course you're watching our t.v. well onto our top story now after having forced through further austerity measures greece is set to receive its next bailout re installment now it took the government a lot of effort to please its creditors greece's parliament had accrued approved the cuts after european partners had threatened to pull out at the very last minute now the bailout comes at the expense of thousands of public sector jobs a rescue loan of about four billion euros will come from the zone and the central banks now the i.m.f. meanwhile is expected to stump up a further one point eight billion to get the loans athens will have to fire four thousand civil servants by the end of the year meanwhile twenty five thousand more must be redeployed greece has been relying on rescue funds for over three years now but as financial expert patrick young young explains it's done very little to cure
the country's financial woes. well unfortunately i've always argued that greece was never going to survive as long as it was in mode because the difficulty is that you know through involved at alcoholics just tends to make them more alcoholic and it doesn't affect them and improve their overall condition really what greece has always needed to do was to leave the euro and declare bankruptcy it's the only way that it can feasibly restructure what's going on instead what we have is this absolutely maybe arkell situation where in order to manage to stay in the euro we have a series of political forces in western europe who are desperate not to see their law you see political experiment fail and therefore greece has been left just like cyprus just like other countries that have received bailouts like ireland they have been sacrificed at the altar of a ludicrous national political statement or supra national political statement whether you're looking at germany or whether you're looking at the european union
as a whole there are lots of things greece can do but ultimately in terms of dealing with the bailout they have a fundamental problem they've gone through seven years of switching recession and effectively all that we're seeing is people starving the poor are getting poorer and ultimately nothing working within the greek economy with greece in the grip of austerity thousands of homeless and unemployed greeks have sought refuge in drugs as a so-called cocaine of the poor if you think of me and cheap to buy. talk to some of those pushed to the brink by the recession. used to be out of work now he's still unemployed but also on heroin is homeless and has aids he's already tiny chances of getting a job have vanished completely. some start using because they are angry at life no work no money for the same reasons many decide to start selling drugs and up
using the needle themselves. every day drugs rock the lives of new people with just one many thought they'd hit rock bottom it's very true he can find them very well. and as far as i'm concerned is the worst thing of than. the latest hit on the greek drug market is making even the most experienced junkies shiver and with a price tag starting from just two year old produce it's becoming increasingly widespread in the crisis hit me it's. from or from bad area of cars. very dangerous because they can sleep she's a can either be smoked inhaled or injected together with heroin they are now on the key engines behind the spread of ha between factions there is a great. percentage.
of their health issues. more suze every day n.g.o.s go into the field trying to stop the virus spreading so we're at a drug user spots in one of the poorest districts of athens were asked not to film outside in order not to frustrate anyone since it's morning now and apparently many users still haven't taken the first dose of the day but here the procedure is quite simple the social workers collect used syringes and distribute these alcohol wipes some fresh water and syringes for the users to inject but just as we. being on the street is as low as a drug addict can get we want to investigate this the greek government is a radical approach to tackle what seen as a scourge on society by forcing addicts off the streets and holding them along with prostitutes and illegal immigrants and special detention centers like this facility where up to five thousand people are believed to be kept hidden from the eyes of
the public or at one of these camps outside of athens to the amount of security here is a really impressive several lines of gates in the wire and lots of security guards in fact one of them has already asked us to leave so we don't we have that much time to film not much time at all we had to stop filming since our local producer told us we were risking our documents and footage to be taken away i did manage to grab a couple of more shots from my phone looks familiar. despite fierce criticism from human rights organizations greek officials say the populations of these guantanamo lookalikes me soon double and that they should be viewed as a model for the rest of europe you've got this kind of athens greece. well as europe struggles to dig itself out of recession britain is now also in danger of losing some of its assets scotland will decide on its independence from the u.k. next year as the country's first minister told r.t.
it could be much better off without london of course you can catch the full interview next hour in our go here's a brief prevail. i think independence is about control of your finances control of your resources in the case of oil and sort of nubile resources in scotland but also control of your revenue if you control your revenue and therefore control your spending and how to distribute that revenue among the population then you are a genuinely independent country with independence in the european union scotland would control one hundred percent all of its revenue base would decide how to spend its finances currently we are allowed control of less than ten percent. base of the scottish parliament therefore is north and one hundred percent even independence within europe is independence. more than one thousand inmates are on the run in libya this after a massive prison break in the rest of city of benghazi now the prime minister of
the transitional government said that residents stormed the facility because they didn't want a prison in their neighborhood the country has struggled to return to stability after the twenty eleven toppling of colonel gadhafi now in addition to the jail break there have been explosions assassinations as well as violent demonstrations. but meanwhile the son of the deposed leader of saif al islam is yet to stand trial for alleged war crimes committed during that twenty eleven uprising he is set for a hearing in libya in august but international criminal court judges fear that he won't exactly receive a fair trial there libya is meanwhile defying an i.c.c. ruling by refusing to hand him over to the hague insisting instead on a trial at home well let's examine the man and his story so you follow islam was educated in london he was seen as a critical figure in building relations between libya and the west but an early twentieth revolt the uprising kicks off with the rebels eventually winning nato
support now amid allegations that he and his family had committed crimes against humanity the i.c.c. issued arrest warrants just a few months later the libyan leader moammar gadhafi killed by the rebels now the chief i.c.c. prosecutor confirmed informal talks about the surrender of the younger gadhafi he was eventually captured by a rebel group and apparently had parts of his fingers amputated libyan authorities had wanted a trial in tripoli but the i.c.c. had demanded that he be handed over to the hague a request which was rejected now for delegates from the courts were detained in libya for about a month after attempting to get documents to him gadhafi son has made two appearances in the libyan court and the i.c.c. had again rejected libya's efforts to hold the trial by themselves well for the latest on the entire situation and we turn now to our tease paulus lior. although the international criminal court has ruled that libya must extradite safe islam to
the hague so that he can face charges of crimes against humanity the libyans won't allow it they want to try him at home nick kaufman who is a former israeli lawyer hired by gadhafi daughter aisha says he needs to be handed to the i.c.c. on the basis of the u.n. security council decision the security council gave the international criminal court the mandate to investigate crimes are committed in libya after the revolution international criminal court carrying out the will and the wish of the international community investigated the matter and issued two warrants for arrest one for safely. now if the libyans wish to try these two people that is their right but they have to request. permission to do so from the international criminal court the libyan government has challenged the right of the international criminal court to try safe it argues that the hague based court has no jurisdiction because it
only intervenes if the local justice system is not functioning and those moving libya say that they justice system is operating well but professor who did warn and who is an expert on the disagreements she says the country is in a state of collapse. i am not sure that it will be right to assume that there is a government in libya today there is no army no police aren't militants are in control even if they give safe a trial the libyans always surprise us so i can't really see how the trial will go i'm not even sure if it will be good and how just an objective it will be the question needs to be asked why has state's trial not here begun he's been held captive since november two thousand and eleven and it's not even clear exactly where he's being held when the libyan rebels who are fighting against gadhafi they proclaimed loudly that he and his family should be court marshaled. now they quiet it does seem as if one thing got into power they believe that the only ones they
need to listen to them selves want to see on t.v. television. and at the proceedings do continue in libya so he follows law more likely be executed at now that is according to his attorney john jones who had spoken to my colleague earlier. he's being held in appalling conditions certainly in terms of his mental state because of such confinement thing any period of time and for a few weeks of has been shown by scientific studies to be extremely damaging and he said in that condition for twenty months impossible for families to see him and even if they do see him it comes in many circumstances where you can speak freely the last time you visited by nice to see delegation meeting this covertly recorded and so he knows that he knows that he come complained that he would visit about these conditions you can say in the in meaningful his defense because it's being used against him is not being prosecuted in addition to the war crimes trials has been prosecuted for basically saying that he wanted to be tried in the hay and
exercise his right to photo but if indeed saif al islam is actually tried back at home may not be able to exactly what do you think he's facing. what he's facing in a show trial. entirely unfair drawl. any defense witnesses to testify on his behalf because they'll be too terrified to testify and the expandability going to be executed because the penalties carry the death penalty and it's quite clear that opponents inspired officials and the fear that they want to carry out the death penalty if it's imposed. and still ahead has millions in mali wait for the results of a presidential poll we'll look at whether the election may bring stability to the war torn state to stay with us.
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welcome back well it turns out it's not just government security agencies that have had their eyes on private data if you live in the united kingdom many. businesses may also have access to your personal info new revelations in the british press suggest that major companies have hired private investigators to steal data the country's organized crime agency apparently knew about this but kept the materials secret until now. has more. in another instance of unlawful gathering of private information it's been reported by the independent newspaper that banks of pharmaceutical companies a law firms and other private firms are on a secret list of clients and had hired private investigators or p i's who break the law and that these companies had not face any consequences or prosecution now the information of this a list had been passed on to a parliamentary committee by the serious organized crime agency or so so this
materials find a secret to quote unquote a safeguard individual human rights as well as protect the financial viability of major organizations as it may have a negative impact on these companies being publicly associated with criminality now so could also said that they refute any allegations that they had sat on this information they said that they submitted their findings to the home office of these illegal practices by two thousand and eight and they had called for government regulation of such practices having said that though there are three successive home secretaries who had access to this information and it's been reported that they had failed to act on this now this is caused outrage among m.p.'s in particular who question first of all why this list is being kept secret and second of all why nothing has been done at to stop the practice some of the information that they had managed to get their hands on include mobile phone records bank statements and details of witnesses under police protection let's get
more insight on this from professor charlie beckett thank you very much for joining us today so the biggest problem that you see in this issue what would be i think there are two main problems around transparency. these companies have been part of a criminal investigation if the reason is simply because it might impact. that seems to me rather dangerous precedent and then from the. second reason big concern would be that we've seen in the newspapers in germany who did publish investigation has been so there seems to be an inconsistency i think m.p.'s want to see a bit more daylight shed of my own i thank you very much for that well as this is story unfolds times have reported that the home affairs committee is now considers that considering publishing about lists of more than one hundred clients of these rogue investigators that it has obtained from
a so-called reporting from london m test or cilia. now meanwhile you can log on to our t. dot com to find out how america's n.s.a. spying scandal is continuing to unravel a new report that even big brother little brother is can now spy on u.s. citizens accessing thousands of e-mails and phone calls. also on our you take a look at how bruce bullies drown out the presidential corruption charges with tear gas and riot sticks all that and more our team doctor. right to see. her story. and i think that you're. on the record with. the. vote
counting is underway in a molly and after its presidential election it's the first since a cool last year saw separatists and jehovah's groups to control of the north now if no outright a winner is picked the election will go to a second round in two weeks' time millions of people have turned out to cast their ballots but many were unable to find the right polling stations due to organizational problems it's hoped the elections will bring stability and ensure a fragile peace but malise future still remains in doubt. for his way of examines the origin of the crisis that brought the nation close to civil war here in the north of the country the walls and billboards tell the story of the conflict when i am in no way took over this part of the country on every road sign there wrote welcome to free as i was somewhere you can still read it then the majority of painted their symbols there is no god except in arabic like letters in a white circle the modern flag appeared how after the governmental forces together
with the french army liberated this area the fragile peace is now being carefully protected checkpoints cover the region's main routes to filter all those passing through move two ways are also patrolled. we have to verify whether there achieve this among them who want to cross the river. how do side who is who jihadists don't have papers and we send to police all those with no documents. the stakes are high memories are still fresh in people's minds from the days when religious radicals took over the country's north spreading the extremist laws so if you come to the really like this do you had this bit your basic at least sixty times if you are married they take you to your husband and make him buy and they thought you extremists would impose strict rules of modesty on these women without cross the niger river to go to college of them for us to be large and mollie's
north to openly supports the islamists when they first came and provided them with fighters tried to find a family whose children joint there. and then kind of affiliated group appeared in mali's north last year and began coordinating with the rebellion of the indigenous african tribal to our regs who sought independence but they soon began infighting after ready calls started imposing sharia law why did they come here in the first place people in this area are very poor this is why we bring in some serve for women and some sweet for kids we visited the chief of the village first the one hundred fifteen year old man says one part of the village strongly supported al qaeda. canada divisions are very close hold interpret qur'an to reach them we cross a dried river the soil in mali's north is far from fertile the land is not generous to people farming here this part of kaja village is very conservative so for
a woman it's better to be covered so a couple of myself will get to a female part of the village in the first house we come across what looks like a women's club the ladies here differ from those swimming naked on the other side of the river you know from what we cover ourselves because this is our tradition our religious tradition we protect our whole bodies to talk with men we go to a male part of the village we see to the most influential of them to hear their story if they brought weapons and we didn't have a choice but to be one man confesses his teenage son was inspired by outsiders before he was brought to mali in jail longer they behaved in a dignified manner were never involved in looting but they showed respect to the koran but also they had money that looks very attractive to poor people like us. if the government provides local people with jobs are they less vulnerable and more
immune to the islamists we'd speeches or would you please explain who are these people and from where they come they're not from here but we don't know their nationalities we repeat the question to the mayor of gaar one of the biggest cities in mali is north and the percent of deadly clashes during the crisis moved out who are now. again if. we've been married ten years it would be spent eleven months and they would all be a little more sense for you. is the conflict now over the. historic moments but it's far from over. when i wave back a sense to begins clouds of dust cover villages and cities peace in this region seems to be as trends and as blue skies on a sunny day you may think it will remain the way ts for some time but you can never be sure. from mali. and time for a brief
a world update will begin in egypt where the prime minister has been authorized to soldiers the right to arrest of millions after more than seventy people were killed in clashes in cairo it is feared that this may be the first step towards declaring a state of emergency in the country something that was seen under the former president hosni mubarak which is granted him almost absolute power this comes as the military conduct a sweeping counter extremist mission in the sinai or at least one soldier has died in an attack on an outpost. at least forty four people have been killed in a series of car bombs across iraq baghdad had taken the brunt of the attack with twenty two people killed in that mainly shiite areas more than one hundred injured in a blast near a bus station in the eastern city of could killed more than ten people while for others have died in a town about thirty kilometers south of the capital. thirty eight people are now reported to have been killed in a road after that and in southern italy
a coach telling pilgrims and their children plunged thirty meters off a motorway fly over into the woods and it's not yet known what caused the accident in which several other vehicles may have been involved. riding the trains council over the weekend after the country's monarch demanded a wall that would see protesters prosecuted ass terrorists hundreds have been arrested and jailed since the beginning of the uprising authorities are still struggling to keep control in the face of more mass anti-government protests which are planned for next month. well just a few minutes is over to our tease kate partridge for the latest in the world of sports do stay with us. police in full scope becoming independent schools a nation a nation should be self-governing to govern the fields better than allowing someone else to do it for.
hello welcome to another our three sport show hall for an hour of the week's top sporting action from russia and around the world with me kate partridge and here's to song of what's to come. lightning strikes you say in both runs his season's best one hundred meters to win the other verse three games as the jamaican prepares to regain his world title in moscow next month. while for northern
irishman michael holmes he wins the russian open by four strikes as the european tour returns to the country for the first time in five years. and mighty wings the group dog event was back in moscow treating the packed crowd to another entertaining display of homemade aircrafts and human endeavor. but let's start with athletics after sprinting you saying bolt ran his fastest one hundred meters of the season at the last major tournament in london before the world championships in moscow the jamaican superstar made another spectacular entrance at the anniversary games it was bolt return to be a little big stadium on a rocket but the twenty six year old wasn't the frosted out of the blocks though eventually out of class the field in the closing stages of the race the six time olympic champion clocked nine point eight five seconds doesn't rule out an. another world record in moscow. today much better job ready better maybe i dare say i
believe this by the way i need to work harder before it's going to be hard but i do want to get it for the way there must always be a hope for you to believe but to get it there are done so with the. wall rushes fast rising alexander men call close to eight meters thirty one centimeters to take his third win of the season in the men's long jump. while back in moscow high jump but even who called added another accolade to his gold medal from the london olympics on the twenty seven year old won the russian championships at the luzhniki arena created two meters of thirty centimeters at his first attempt to claim the title while there was also success. as the two thousand and fourteen pick champion again prevailed in the men's eight hundred meters and even more stars battle it out for a spot on the national team with the world championships here in the capital.